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Officine Fiore, Caserta, Caserta Province, Campania, Italy

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Location Category ID: 5780
Added to Database: 27 September 2010
Last Edited: 27 September 2010
Address: Strada Provinciale Ponteselice, 81100 Caserta CE
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Official Website: Firema.it
Other Links: Wikipedia.it: Firema Trasporti
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Latitude, Longitude: 41.06381342 , 14.3162477
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: M47 Patton Tank - Italian Service (Maintenance for Italian Army)

Long term:
1: M47 Patton Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Reworked probably in the 1970s or 1980s)



The Officine Fiore (Flower Workshops) company traces its origins from the Ercolano timber industry which, in 1946, was converted with new facilities for the repair of railway rolling stock and in 1958 began building new railway carriages. In 1963 in Caserta new Fiore workshops began constructing steel trams. A special department was also dedicated to the overhaul and repair of tracked and wheeled military vehicles. Tanks that have undergone a major upgrade typically have the company name marked on a data plate welded to the rear hull.
In 1979 the company acquired several contracts for the supply of rolling stock. In 1992 the Ercolano and Caserta workshops were combined at Caserta to form the largest production site in Italian railway construction.
In 1993 the company became incorporated into Firema Trasporti SpA together with other group companies. This group itself ran into financial difficulties during 2010, and went into special administration in August 2010.

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Officine Fiore, Caserta
1: Officine Fiore, Caserta

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: Bing Maps
Location Photo ID: 338
Added: 27 September 2010
Views: 75
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Officine Fiore entrance
2: Officine Fiore entrance

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: Google Street View
Location Photo ID: 339
Added: 27 September 2010
Views: 55
Has Priority: 0